Can You Tell Me if Having Facetite After Sculptra Gets Rid of the Poly-L- Lactic Acid?

I have been told that if I have Facetite, it might get rid of the Sculptra that I have had. Has anyone any experience of this please?

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Can You Tell Me if Having Facetite After Sculptra Gets Rid of the Poly-L- Lactic Acid?

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Interesting question. I believe the RF and ultrasonic treatment combination could remove some of the poly lactic acid granules, but not sure. 

FaceTite after Sculptra

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There shouldn't be any reason that the FaceTite procedure should affect the Sculptra that had been previously injected. When you look at the science of sculptra, it is a collagen stimulating product. The FaceTite procedure is also a collagen stimulator because it is using radiofrequency to heat tissues up to a temperature that causes skin tightening. 

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon

Facetite and Sculptra

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Facetite is designed to contract fat and the dermal matrix at specific temperatures.  Sculptra's effect is in part due to the body's inflammatory reaction to poly-l-lactic acid.  There are case reports of bulk heating and ultrasound based energy being helpful with Sculptra so it is theoretically possible Facetite could help.  

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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FaceTite and Sculptra

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Sculptra is a deep level treatment while FaceTite works at a more superficial level. Poly Lactic Acid is not a living organism so it should not respond to heat.

FaceTite Following Sculptra

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Thank you for your question. The use of FaceTite on the face should be performed by only a very experienced physician in its use. There are two principle concerns. First, the technology will destroy fat. If you are trying to volumize the face such as in the use of Sculptra this works against you. When used on the face the focus should be only on skin tightening with a limited number of passes. Second, there is a possibility of nerve injury, which while temporary, can be very distressing. I am not aware of any direct action FaceTite would have on the Sculptra. I hope this was helpful - Dr. Moore.

You do not remove Sculptra during a facelift

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Maintaining facial shape and enhancing  contours is very important  in facelifting.  Typically you wish to add rather than remove during the anterior portion of a facelift.  (I actually often add Sculptra during a facelift.)

Dr. Mayl

Fort Lauderdale

Nathan Mayl, MD (retired)
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon

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